Posts Tagged ‘ Fraude ’

Fraud with empty wine bottles in China

Mar 16th, 2011 | By
Fraud with empty wine bottles in China

Planning to crack a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982? Do not throw the empty bottle away because on the black market in Hong Kong it can fetch up to 10,000 HKD (approx. 900 euros), according to an article on the CNN-website on wine fraud in China. The empty bottle is filled with cheap wine and sold or given as a gift as if it were the real thing. A bottle […]



Vandals destroy 500-year old vineyard

Feb 11th, 2011 | By
Vandals destroy 500-year old vineyard

In Austria, vandals destroyed a historic vineyard, reports the AP news agency. In the 500-year-old vines grow old vines which are considered the great-great grandparent […]



(Nederlands) Wijnfraudeurs staan terecht in Brugge

Feb 10th, 2011 | By

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.



New Pinot Noir fraud in South of France

May 19th, 2010 | By
New Pinot Noir fraud in South of France

In southern France, a new case of fraud with Pinot Noir has been discovered. The chairman and director of the cooperative winery of Coursan Armissan […]



Wine fraude in Burgundy

May 18th, 2010 | By
Wine fraude in Burgundy

Last year, a “well-known” vigneron from Burgundy let 2500 hectoliters of Burgundy-wine for a total value of 2.135 million euros disappear from his accounts, according […]



French wine growers sell fake Pinot Noir to E & J Gallo

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By
French wine growers sell fake Pinot Noir to E & J Gallo

A court in the southern French city of Carcassonne sentenced twelve wine growers from the Languedoc to suspended prison terms and effective fines. They sold […]



Chinese counterfeit 400.000 bottles Fitou wine

Feb 11th, 2010 | By
Chinese counterfeit 400.000 bottles Fitou wine

400,000 bottles of counterfeit Fitou wine circulate on the Chinese market. The bottles probably contain Chinese “wine”. The counterfeiters have copied the label and the […]



Poisoned Rice Wine Kills Tourists On Bali

Jun 4th, 2009 | By

Twenty-two people, including two Britons, have died on the Indonesian island of Bali after drinking poisoned rice wine (arrack), UPI reports. The victims bought the […]



No Presidential Pardon For Two Buck Chuck Owner

Jan 15th, 2009 | By

Fred T. Franzia (65), cousin of the California wine legend Ernest Gallo and owner of the fourth largest U.S. wine company Bronco Wine Co., gets […]



Proton-beam Discovers Fake Wine Bottles

Oct 1st, 2008 | By

French scientists at the Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires in Bordeaux Gradigan (CENBG) have discovered an advanced technique for pinpointing counterfeit bottles of wine. A team led […]